“No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.”
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.”
John Berger Ways of Seeing (via spartanbitch)
This is super fucking relevant.
And why self portraits (selfies) are often such an act of self preservation and resistance.
YES. When men portray women it is beautiful and amazing of them to do so, people give them respect. But when a woman shows any form of confidence or puts herself out there she is considered an attention seeking whore.